We’re working hard, continue to have confidence in the government – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has told Ghanaians to continue to have confidence in his government.

He said the government is working hard to ameliorate the hardships that Ghanaians are saddled with presently.

“We are working hard, and continue to have confidence in the government,” he said to journalists ahead of his keynote address at the Heads of State and Government’s Dialogue on Saturday, 17 February 2024, at the 37th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State of the African Union (AU), on the theme: ‘Establishing African Union Financial Institutions in the Context of Africa’s Agenda for Global Financial Architecture Reform.’

Regarding the 2024 general elections, he said we have elections this year, we are determined to make the elections free and fair, and credible, continue our democratic journey.”

On the ministerial reshuffle that he did, Mr Akufo-Addo he did for the people of Ghana and not for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

“It is for the people of Ghana, not for the NPP,” he remarked briefly when asked to comment on the reshuffle.

President Akufo-Addo in his recent major reshuffle relieved Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta of his portfolio in government, with immediate effect.

The other ministers who have also been removed include Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Works and Housing Minister Francis Asenso Boakye, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Health, Kwasi Amoako Attah, Roads and Highways, Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Hon. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, Gender, Children and Social Protection Hon. Lariba Abudu, Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Devt Hon. Dan Botwe, Sanitation and Water Resources Hon. Freda Prempeh, Tourism, Arts and Culture Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Greater Accra Region Hon. Henry Quartey, Oti Region Mr. Joseph Makubu.

Mr  Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has however been reassigned to Works and Housing, Asenso-Boakye has also been reassigned to Roads and Highways.

This was announced by the Director of Communications at the Presidency Eugene Arhin on Wednesday, February 14.

“The President personally expressed his sincere appreciation directly to each of the Ministers and Deputy Ministers, who have exited Government, for their commitment, competence, dedication and hard work in office, which helped in the realization of Government’s mandate to the Ghanaian people over the last seven (7) years, and wished each of them well in their future endeavours,” the statement said.

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